AusWide Tree Services have provided a brief overview of Hornsby Council’s Tree Preservation Order. Please click the link provided below to view the full document.
Hornsby Council covers the following suburbs:
Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order and the rules within Hornsby Council. Exemptions do not apply to lands mapped as Biodiversity, properties located inside conservation areas or that form part of a heritage item. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.
Hornsby Shire Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:
- The removal of or pruning to a tree where Council is satisfied the tree is dying or dead and is not required for the habitat of native fauna.
- The removal of or pruning of a tree where the base of the trunk of the tree at ground level is located within 3 metres of the foundation of an approved building or structure eg pool, or other approved DA structure.
- The removal of a tree less than 3 metres in height not located within bushland.
- Trees deemed by Council in writing and shown by recorded photographic evidence or written evidence provided by a qualified Arborist (AQF5) as a risk to human life or is causing or likely to cause substantial damage to property.